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Age of property

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Not the best pictures, but could someone help me guess the approx age/decade of these properties.

With many thanks

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  • [Deleted User]
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    And this one too x 
  • lincroft1710
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    edited 21 March 2022 at 3:37PM
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    From top to bottom decade is only approximate.

    First two are difficult, because you need to be really close to look at the features.

    However, first no earlier than 1950s could be later

    Second is probably a 1990s (or later) copy of a much earlier house

    Third 1970s, looks like it may have been extended.

    Fourth 1980s

    Fifth 1990s, may be later.
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    Thank you! You're wealth of knowledge is amazing! So with mine being late 1970s, do you think this age range is acceptable for comparison?

    Out of curiosity, if all these houses were approx the same size, give or take 10%  would you expect them all all to be in the same band? 
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    lincroft1710 said: First two are difficult, because you need to be really close to look at the features.

    However, first no earlier than 1950s could be later
    First one could be 1940s, possibly a little earlier. Looking at historical OS maps will often pin down a date to within 10 years. Aerial photographs of an area can also help.

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    FreeBear said:
    lincroft1710 said: First two are difficult, because you need to be really close to look at the features.

    However, first no earlier than 1950s could be later
    First one could be 1940s, possibly a little earlier. Looking at historical OS maps will often pin down a date to within 10 years. Aerial photographs of an area can also help.

    Many thanks for your reply. It's so hard to even guess. Thank you for your tip about ariel photos. I don't suppose you would know of a good website to look? I've only found them covering big towns and cities. 
  • FreeBear
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    Aerial photographs - https://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/ and https://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/collections/landscapehistories/1 - These concentrate on larger towns & cities, so it may be pot luck if it you are looking for a more rural location.
    Maps - https://maps.nls.uk/os/ https://www.oldmapsonline.org/en/England - Fairly good coverage, but there are gaps.




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    May i just ask what affect does the age have on banding ?
     Is newer higher banding or does it make it lower  ...or does it not work like that ?
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    jdybnsn said:
    May i just ask what affect does the age have on banding ?
     Is newer higher banding or does it make it lower  ...or does it not work like that ?
    The age of a property can affect its sale price. For comparison purposes when banding or challenging the band of a property, one should compare like with like. So it is prudent to compare 100 sq metre 1960s semis with other 100 sq metre 1960s semis and 100sq metre Victorian semis with other 100 sq metre Victorian semis. In some areas the 1960s semi will attract a higher price than the Victorian semi, in other areas it is the opposite
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